Ned Rig question

2/10/18 @ 8:26 PM
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promopete
promopete
USER since 7/22/11

I know many fish the Ned on spinning gear with braided line and a flouro leader. My question - are you tying the braid and flouro directly together or are you putting in a barrel swivel of some sort?

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4/26/18 @ 6:38 PM
jackel2
jackel2
USER since 4/24/08

I use a barrel swivel when twitching a Fluke because it tends to spin and twist my line.  A Ned rig does not spin so I tie Flouro to my braid with an improved Albright knot - never had a problem.

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4/24/18 @ 8:13 PM
Scott F
Scott F
USER since 6/12/10

I would suggest using the Ned rig without a leader to start then add it if you find a need. I do very well with a Ned rig using straight braid and have never found any reason to use a leader in the clear waters I fish.

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4/19/18 @ 11:48 AM
dbuchmann
dbuchmann
USER since 2/17/05

I fish it with braid to 8lb flouro. Last year I used a swivel and didn't like it. This year I'm using the fg knot. It's a very small profile and goes through guides well

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4/19/18 @ 9:16 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

I tie it together with a albright knot.


Albright Knot

Edited on 4/19/18 9:18 AM
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2/17/18 @ 4:23 AM
Master_Piker
Master_Piker
USER since 12/7/05
I would recommend using a Double Uni Knot. A barrel swivel will add weight at the connection point that will reduce or altogether eliminate the sensitivity gained by using braid/fluoro combination in the first place. It would be like adding a small sinker 3 feet from your bait. In clear water, I use 15# braid with 6# or 8# fluorocarbon (the clearer the water, the longer the leader but 3-4 feet usually suffices). In very stained or turbid water, I will use just straight 15# braid. In my experience, I get more snags and miss more bites with monofilament due to the stretch in the lighter monofilament lines. Also, you can't feel the bottom as well with a lighter Ned Rig or shaky head like you can with braid or braid/fluoro.

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2/12/18 @ 12:30 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
USER since 12/22/04

double uni or alberto knot. 

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2/12/18 @ 10:51 AM
Fish4Musky
Fish4Musky
USER since 6/18/13

Back to back uniknots works well

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2/11/18 @ 9:09 PM
JAA On the Fox
JAA On the Fox
USER since 6/4/11

If you choose to main-line braid to flouro you will want to use a knot to connect the leader. 

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2/11/18 @ 7:03 AM
phishin phool
phishin phool
USER since 4/5/08

As with any set up, the fewer knots, the better.

We use 6lb Berkley XL line from reel to eye of hook. Never been an issue. 

Edited on 2/11/18 7:54 AM
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